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This course covers the entire photographic workflow in Apple Aperture, from import to enhancement to output. Author Derrick Story covers organizing image collections with star ratings, labels, and Smart Albums, and using the image editing tools to adjust exposure, retouch flaws, and correct color balance issues. And one of the most noteworthy features in Aperture is explored in detail: its ability to store video clips alongside the stills from digital cameras, then combine them to create stunning multimedia slideshows.
This course was updated on 10/03/12. Updated movies cover the features added through version 3.3, including Retina display support, iCloud photo sharing, streamlined integration with iPhoto, and much more.
I want to talk just a second about adding keywords at import. It's not a perfect system but it really can help you in the long run. So, the challenge is of course that we have all of these photos. They are all taken about the same time and same place but they are different items. So, there are some keywords I can add now and then if I really want to fine-tune my keywording, then I can do that later on in the Aperture library. So, for example, right now, I know I can add things like country, state, location and at least have that in the library after they have been imported.
We use our Keywords field here and I included that in my metadata preset. Let's just say that we are going to add some-- now I am going to separate these by comma and by doing so, then each individual keyword is searchable. So, we'll do USA then the California, then we'll do Pt. Reyes. There is my location and then I can add keywords such as camping and maybe hiking, maybe something like outdoors, all separated by commas.
So, now when I import these images, these keywords will be added to them. Then if I want I can add more keywords later on. The cool thing is that just with these few keywords here, let's say camping and Pt. Reyes, in the library of 100,000 images, chances are these would show up in images of just a few hundred and I can get to what I wanted to fairly quickly without really having done any more work. So, doing a little keywording on import is actually a very good thing.
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